Friday, November 27, 2009


I could come up with a witty beginning, but I'm on a trytophan hangover from yesterday and the witty part of my brain is temporarily broken. So I'll just start with: I have too much time on my hands at work when I start at 6:30 and we don't get busy until more of the world is awake. Recently I've discovered a whole bunch of different types of googles! Here are some of my favorites: (i turned thim into links. Go ahead and click on them--you know you want to!)

pink google
(also purple, blue, green)

For every 1000 hits each ad gets, the companies donate money to cancer research. I only use this one now

i don't actually know how to use this one, but it's fun to say "gizzoogle"

everything is backwards!

give you four separate google browsers in one window

mystery google
gives you the results from the person before you

The end.
Also, happy thanksgiving yesterday!
The end for reals.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gondwanaland, Pangaea, etc.

At work we have a big map of the world on one of the walls and as I was a-lookin' at it yesterday, I was thinking about how cool it was that it all used to be one land mass. And then I had a thought that was something like: I wonder who the first person to look at the world and think "hey, these look like they'd fit together like a puzzle" was, and how they felt?
Because, come on, that would be pretty stinking exciting. I picture him sitting at his desk, having the thought, letting it sink in for a second, and giddily calling a co-scientist over to see if his new theory was plausible. And then they start jumping up and down and calling all of their other co-workers over to share in their new found discovery.

Well, however it happened, it must have pretty cool

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Photography makes me happy

The weekend before General Conference, mom and Phil and I took a Sunday drive up Logan Canyon to look at the fall colors. We had planned to go back early the next sunday morning because the colors would have deepened and there would have been some great morning shots that, when we were there, were in the shade. Unfortunately, that Sunday morning it rained and quickly after that, the colors were gone and everything was brown.
But while we were driving and I was taking pictures, I was so happy. The happiest I've felt in a really long time. I know I have a natural talent for picture taking. With training and experience, I know I could be really good! But something holds me back. If I thought it was practical, I would change my major to photography. But I love working with disabled kids and have this hunger to help people that I don't think photography would fill. But I'm going to teach myself and maybe one day I'll be as good as my favorite photographer right now, Rebekah Westover (here's her blog (which I like best) and here's her website (which
is also fantastic))
Anyway, here are some of my favorites that I took.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I envy Mr. Van Winkle

Have you ever got (gotten?) to a point in your life where it just hurts too much, emotionally speaking, to be...conscious? Where you just want to slip into inky black numbness until you forget about everything troubling you, but you can't even fall asleep because of the things you can't get out of your head?

I'm there. I hate it.
Rip Van Winkle had the right idea, I think.

Friday, November 6, 2009


I miss seeing this temple every day. Before class. Between classes. After class. Walking home from the library at 11:30 at night. I love that, from the right spot, I can see it from my apartment.

My roommate Amanda and I tried every chance we got to do baptisms last semester. Whenever we went, there were so many people, the director had to turn us away because the baptistry was full. Every. Single. Time. As frustrating as it was, it's so great to know that there are so many people willing to do the Lord's work that they can't accommodate everyone! The way I see it, there are 3 ways they can fix this.
1) The current temple walk-in hours are 8am-3pm. When you're in class from 9-3, there's no way. I suggest they increase the hours.
2) Build another baptistry on the side of the temple
3) Build another temple in Rexburg!
I think #3 is the best

As much as I'm getting used to Logan, I really love Rexburg. I can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I think my job is turning me into a boy.
Reason number 1-- I dream about cars. Every night. Now, I've always loved cars and been a little more into them than the average girl, but this is just getting ridiculous! Every single night I have at least one vivid dream and/or nightmare about cars.

Reason number 2-- I wear boy clothes more than I wear girl clothes now. My work uniform? Boy underarmor. Boy pants. Boy dress shirt. Boy sweatshirt. Boy coat. (Unisex shoes but still 50% boy) The rare occasion when I go out to do something and get to wear my cute girl clothes, I get really confused. Why are the buttons and zippers on the wrong side? Oh yeah, that's the right side for a girl.

I'm getting worried. I'll let you know when I start growing facial hair.